Airtel Sends 32 Rising Stars To Nigeria

help geneva; font-size: small;”> The team of 32 players was flagged off by the Airtel Uganda Managing Director, V.G. Somasekhar at a function held at the company headquarters in Kampala.

In his speech read by the commissioner from the ministry of education and sports, Hon. Charles Bakkabulindi noted that government is in plans to give incentives to companies supporting sports in the country in order to encourage them.

The team that will participate in the two-week’s tournament in Nigeria will be led by FUFA Super League giants Vipers’ assistant coach Richard Wasswa and Hadijah Namuyanja for the boys and girls respectively.


The Ugandan team consists of the best players from teams that participated in the Airtel competiton and will compete in the third edition of the continental tournament.

The Ugandan team for boys lost to Nigeria in the quarter finals last year in a game that ended in penalties.

Last year team Uganda in boys category lost to Nigeria (4-5) in quarter finals as girls side finished 3rd in the same tournament.

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